Initiated in 2011 and becoming operational in 2013 the Catholic Education Foundation (CEF) is the not for profit charity of Sydney Catholic Schools, Archdiocese of Sydney. The foundation offers support to families via the bursary program. To support these programs, sponsorship/partnership support, an annual fundraising events program, donor support and marketing and communications all play a pivotal role in raising much needed funds to continue to sustain the foundation bursary program.